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TKV Desikachar

We lose yet another yoga master. We’re sad to report that influential yoga teacher TKV Desikachar passed on at age 78 at 2:45am local time, August 8th. News of his death is just starting to reach our side of the world. Though details are not yet known, news of TKV Desikachar’s declining physical health surfaced [...]


T.K.V. Desikachar is not doing well. According to reports from those close to him, Desikachar’s condition has worsened and he is “near comatose.” Desikachar has been battling a decline in his mental health for the past several years, and it seems his physical health is worsening as well. Via Paul Harvey of the Centre For [...]


In the age of prominent gurus being outed one by one as power-crazed, sexual assailants rather than agents of ethics, we’ve been subjected to stories (and accusations and lawsuits) of them leading students from light to dark, not the other way around. (Sigh…we know.) But when the mighty fall, what (if any) penance should they pay [...]


Though we have crossed the threshold into a fresh year, so far free from guru-related scandal, many are still feeling the rippling effects of all the shit that went down last year. Pardon, but really, it was shit. Though we might not want to talk about it, it’s kind of a big deal and may [...]


(image: ascentmagazine.com) An update to the latest scandal and sad disappointment to reach the yoga public involving Kausthub Desikachar, son of T.K.V. Desikachar, grandson of Sri T. Krishnamacharya: a letter sent Tuesday, October 16th to an estimated 700 email recipients spanning “respected friends, colleagues, well-wishers of KYM and of Sri T.K.V. Desikachar and members of KHYF” from longtime [...]


A very happy modern YogaDork birthday to the “father of modern yoga” T. Krishnamacharya! Not only did Sri T. Krishnamacharya aid in the revival of hatha yoga with his own teachings, he was the guru for many of the most influential teachers we still look to for wisdom today: BKS Iyengar, Sri K Pattabhi Jois, [...]


Ever get a hankering for more yoga knowledge, but discouraged by the idea that you’d be learning all by your lonesome? Fear not! Newfangled technology called the internets is in cahoots with the inspiring ingenuity of a few stellar individuals to come to your rescue! And so it was named the Namaste Book Club. The [...]

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